Northern Michigan was well represented at the 2014 West Michigan Policy Forum held in Grand Rapids on September 29, 2014, as presidents and members of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance came down in force to be heard at the bi-annual business policy setting conference.
The Alliance was represented by members and officials of the Alpena Area Chamber, Cadillac Area Chamber, Lake Superior Community Partnership in Marquette, Traverse City Area Chamber, and the Petoskey Area Chamber.
The major topics discussed at the Policy Forum included:
The West Michigan Policy Forum has been very successful in the past with having its topics and policy agenda turned into state law. Recent examples include the changes to the Personal Property Tax system, elimination of the SBT, funding for Early Childhood education, and Right to Work.
For more on the West Michigan Policy Forum, visit: http://www.wmpolicyforum.com/